High Fibre for Optimum Health
(By renewlife)

Fibre: The Miracle Nutrient

If a nutrition scientist working for a big food company had recently invented fibre, it would be advertised as a miracle ingredient!

Fibre as Part of Any Candida Reduction Programme

seven reasons to take fibre

Fibre is key to any candida elimination programme. As candida is dissolved and broken down by Yeastzyme, the fungus releases toxins which can cause toxic die-off symptoms which are unpleasant and can actually be bad enough in some cases to stop treatment. Fibre removes the toxins as they are released along with dead fungal debris. This means that fungal die-off complications are minimised and a healthy gut restored faster.

Choosing The Right Fibre

To choose the right fibre, there are three critical points to consider:

  1. Naturally Balanced Fibre vs. Unnaturally Balanced Fibre
  2. Psyllium Fibre vs. Flax Fibre
  3. Organic Fibre vs. Commercially Grown Fibre

1. Naturally Balanced Fibre vs. Not Naturally Balanced Fibre

The best way to receive your fibre is the way nature intended, through your diet. When you consume the recommended 25-35 grams of fibre per day, through a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, you consume a ratio of 75% insoluble fibre to 25% soluble fibre. This is the natural balance that nature intended. Each type of fibre is important to your health but when you supplement your diet with a fibre supplement, the easiest way to mimic the
natural balance is by taking a flax-based fibre which provides roughly the same natural balance (approximately 65-75% insoluble to 25-35% soluble fibre).

2. Psyllium vs. Flax: Choosing The Right Fibre Source

There are primarily two kinds of fibre supplements available, psyllium-based and flax-based. Most fibre supplements use psyllium fibre (many think its prevalence is due to it being an inexpensive raw ingredient for manufacturers), which provides the opposite of the natural balance. Psyllium has approximately 20% insoluble fibre and 80% soluble fibre. That’s why it swells and gels so significantly. When choosing your fibre supplement, look for a naturally balanced, flax-based product.

Flax is considered by many to be a better fibre source for 4 critical reasons:

  1. Flax provides a better natural balance of insoluble fibre to soluble fibre than psyllium.
  2. Flax contains lignans, while psyllium does not. Lignans are an important nutrient that is heavily studied. Experts agree that flax contains 100 times more lignans than any other source.
  3. Flax is non-constipating. Because flax has the natural balance of insoluble to soluble fibre, it does not swell and gel. This means it does not create the constipation that many people experience with fibres like psyllium.
  4. Flax is widely available in an organic form, whereas psyllium is not.

3. Organic Fibre vs. Commercially Grown Fibre

In all cases, it is better to consume organic foods. Why introduce fibre that has been grown with chemicals, when one of the reasons you are taking fibre is to remove toxins? Organic fibre is the best and cleanest choice.

How Much Fibre Do You Eat?

While experts recommend 25-35 grams of fibre per day, most Britons consume only 10-12 grams. Getting your daily 25-35 grams of fibre per day is one of the best ways to promote health, promote regularity and even maintain ideal weight.

fibre passageThe Role of Fibre

Dietary fibre is the component of some foods (whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits and nuts) that is not digested in the GI tract. It adds bulk to the stool and facilitates speedy passage through the intestine. Soluble fibre is partially broken down in the colon. Insoluble fibre passes through the colon without being changed.


Skin Side Out provide what they believe to be the absolute best fibre supplements available.



Because Our Fibre products are:

  • Made with Organic Ingredients
  • Flax-Based
  • Naturally-Balanced (with the optimal insoluble to soluble fibre ratio)
  • Non-Constipating
  • Lignan-Rich
  • Psyllium-Free

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